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Jacob Boehme Mysterium Magnum Part One

Jacob Boehme Mysterium Magnum Part One

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Jacob Boehme
part one
Free electronic text edition
An Exposition of the First Book of MosescalledGenesiswritten Anno 1623 by
Jacob Boehme
Translated byJohn SparrowFree electronic text edition, 2009
Introduction to the electronic edition of Mysterium Magnum
It is with great pleasure that I offer this electronic edition of JacobBoehme's work "Mysterium Magnum, part one".It was his last great book before his death. It contains an explanationof the allegories found in Genesis. From the alphabetical list of topics, names and places, appended to this part, one can see howmuch ground Jacob Boehme has covered.Some of his other books, available on www.scribd.com/meuser, andin the internet archive, are:The Aurora,Election of Grace, "The Three Principlesof the Divine Essence", and "Threefold Life of Man".Four Tables of Divine RevelationandFranz Hartmann's study of Jacob Boehmeare also available at those places.There are many themes in common with the theosophical neo­platonic tradition of Ammonius Saccas, Plotinus, Porphyry,Iamblichus and Proclus, as well as with the Kabbalistic tradition.Hierarchies, the emanational generation of Cosmos, angelickingdoms, trinities, signatura, ideation, duality, transformation can allbe found with Boehme, as with the other traditions. Keep in mindthat Jacob Boehme uses a very veiled style of writing. He had to dothat, in order to survive the narrow­minded world of thefundamentalist Christians, at war with each other at that time.He certainly acknowledged the idea of the potential Christ
thehuman being (indeed, the New Testament refers to this possibilitytoo), a transformation and realization possible for those oriented tothe right way of life.The main purpose of this edition is to provide a searchable text forthe researcher and student of Boehme and enable search­enginesto index Boehme's writings, in order to make his texts easilyretrievable.It is a complete text, including the preface of John Sparrow, JacobBoehme's preface and an extensive alphabetical index of names andplaces dealt with in this book. The spelling of conjugated verbs hasbeen modernized for easier reading. Italics are from Sparrow's hand.Boehme's work deserves to be available freely, after about fourhundred years. It is still relevant today, because it is process orientedand process philosophy (Whitehead, Peirce, etc.) is getting moreattention now, promising some solutions to philosophical problems,

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